Thursday, January 22, 2009

St. George 5K

Last weekend, I ran my first 5K. It was in St. George, so we also were able to spend time with Matt's sister Sarah and her husband Eric.

For being in St. George, I was cold running the 5K. Well, most of me was hot, but my hands were icicles. Matt's dad, sister, and brother-in-law ran it as well as Matt and I. I got the worst time out of everyone, but I still beat my goal. My time was 29:02 for the 3.12 mile run (9:20/mile pace). Matt did awesome at 25:27 (8:11/mile pace). Everyone got addicted to the racing idea.

I got to use my Christmas present that Matt gave me: Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watch and heart monitor. I love it.

Afterward we went mountain biking on the Bear Claw Poppy trail. You're probably thinking I'm really hardcore, but don't. I did horribly. I was too scared to go down the big hills and too tired to ride up them. I still had a really slow type of way. I haven't been on a bike for over a year, so I'm going to cut myself some slack.

Next race we are planning on doing will be a 10K around the end of March. If you know of any, let me know.


Jer and Jules said...

You guys are so ambitious! I'm so proud of you for doing that, I probably wouldn't even try (I hate running though). Congrats on completing your goal, and good luck on your next marathon(s)!

brittany said...

Ok I'm totally emabarassed I totally ran into in the bathroom on in like Beaver, but I forze because I wasn't sure if you recognized me... Sorry. I'm glad you had a good race! See you soon! :)

Christy said...

Nice job! I don't know of any 10Ks, but you should train for the Salt Lake half marathon. It's at the end of April. I did it last year, and you'll love it.

Racing/running is pretty addicting, huh?

Niki and John said...

So I sneaked into your blog from Tamara's page. I had no idea you just did a 5K! You are amazing, what is Parker now, 3 months! Kudos to you!